Common Shrub Profiles
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Growing Profile
The blue blossom ceanothus features clusters of beautiful blooms.
Enkianthus campanulatus Growing Profile
The red vein enkianthus grows well in acidic soils.
Chaste Tree Growing Profile
For a shrub with purple flowers, choose the chaste tree.
Black Chokeberry Growing Profile
The black chokecherry offers edible fruit and white flowers.
Black Haw Viburnum Growing Profile
The black haw viburnum works well in urban settings.
Seven Son Flower Growing Profile
The seven son flower is suitable for butterfly gardens.
Bog Rosemary Growing Profile
Bog rosemary likes acidic soil that is moist.
Winter Daphne Growing Profile
Winter daphne produces sweetly scented flowers in winter.
Red Chokeberry Growing Profile
The red chokeberry offers bright red fall leaves and berries.
Growing Sparkleberry in the Home Garden
The sparkleberry is in the same genus as blueberries.
The Cornelian cherry is a dogwood species with clustered yellow flowers and red fruit.
Bird's Nest Spruce
The bird's nest spruce is a dwarf form of the Norway spruce.
Strawberry Tree - Arbutus unedo
If you would like a shrub that has both flowers and fruit in the fall, choose the strawberry tree.
Growing the Natal Plum
This shrub has edible fruit and starry flowers.
Growing the Common Elderberry - Sambucus nigra
Learn how to grow this fruit shrub.
Summersweet is 4-8' tall.
This is a sturdy shrub that will do well in Zones 8-10.
Perfume your garden by planting star jasmine
Growing Contorted Filbert - Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
This unusual shrub features contorted branches
Growing the Shrubby Cinquefoil - Potentilla fruticosa
This drought tolerant shrub works well in cold locations.
Growing the Border Forsythia
For early spring color, plant a border forsythia.
Growing Indian Hawthorn - Rhaphiolepis indica
Choose the Indian hawthorn for both commercial and residential locations.
The dwarf fothergilla grows in both sun and shade, providing color and fragrance.
Common Lilac - Syringa Vulgaris - Growing the Common Lilac
One of the most fragrant shrubs is the common lilac.
If you like white flowers, fringe tree may be a great choice for your garden.
Growing the Cape Honeysuckle - Tecomaria Capensis
Set your tropical garden ablaze by planting a cape honeysuckle. Learn some of the basic growing requirements for this shrub.
Growing Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius
Ninebark is a real trooper; it can handle a wide variety of growing conditions with gusto.
Heather Plant - Calluna vulgaris
This moor dweller works well in acidic areas of your garden. Try planting it as part of a rock garden.
Filling the air with a sweet smell like orange blossoms, orange jasmine is a welcome addition to any garden. The white flowers are very attractive to bees, and the fruits are favored by birds.
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry - Prunus x cistena
One of the most common choices for a shrub with purple leaves is the purple leaf sand cherry.
Pomegranate - Punica Granatum
Pomegranate shrubs are one of the easiest fruits to keep, since they are usually not affected by many pests or diseases. The fruits are full of antioxidants and thought to have many health benefits.
Blueberries - Vaccinium spp.
Blueberries are great because they have fewer pests than most of the other fruit trees and shrubs. The key to their success is making sure they are grown in acidic soil. With varieties as small as 6" high, they can be grown in any size garden or planted in containers.
Angel's Trumpet - Brugmansia spp.
Angel's trumpet features huge trumpet-shaped blossoms on either a tropical shrub or tree.
Purple Smoke Bush - Cotinus coggygria
Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant.
Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus
Though the rose of Sharon looks tropical, it is suitable for more temperate gardens.
Currant - Ribes spp.
Currants have long been grown for their use in jams, jellies, syrups and preserves. It is an attractive shrub that is especially suitable for colder climates.
Witch Hazel - Hamamelis virginiana
Most people are familiar with witch hazel because of its use in skin care as an astringent. It is a large shrub that is noteworthy for being one of the last species to flower. Witch hazel also adds winter interest with leaves that turn yellow in the fall, and is moderately drought tolerant.
Bearberry - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Bearberry is a small evergreen shrub often used as a groundcover. It is an excellent choice to provide winter interest with the tiny leaves that turn bronze in the fall, and the small red berries that last until spring. It is also useful for drought and salt-tolerant landscapes.
Princess Flower - Tibouchina urvilleana
A native of Brazil, princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) is a glorious addition to tropical and sub-tropical gardens. Its large purple flowers and soft hairy leaves add interest and a burst of color to any landscape. Also can be used as an indoor container plant in cooler regions, if full light and warmth is provided.
Sunset Hyssop - A Natural Hummingbird Attractant
Learn the growing requirements and some design tips for using Agastache rupestris, sunset hyssop, in your garden.
These popular shrubs have so many different species that they can grow in almost any condition. Marie Iannotti shows describes their habits and growing requirements.